Friday, July 02, 2021, 6 pm, CET
Location: Online via ZOOM
Photographer and mixed media artist Emily Schiffer will discuss the possibilities for bridging art, community engagement, and social change. She will present her past, current, and future projects, which use photography to tackle issues such as race, gender and empathy, including introducing We, Women, (www.wewomenphoto.com) the largest social impact photography project by women in the United States, of which she is a co-founder and creative director.
The lecture will be held in English.
Emily Schiffer is a multi-discipline artist and the co-founder and creative director of We, Women, the largest social impact photo project by women, transgender and non-binary artists in the United States. Through photo-based community engagement projects, We, Women resists and interrogates social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.
In 2016, Schiffer, along with other young and internationally renowned photographers, co-created Danube Revisited, the Inge Morath Truck Project in honor of Inge Morath, the first female photographer at the agency Magnum Photos. The resulting exhibition Danube Revisited. Auf den Spuren von Inge Morath was shown with great success at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in 2017. Furthermore, Emily Schiffer produced See Potential, a public art project on the South Side of Chicago: large-format documentary images were installed on abandoned buildings to advertise community-led development plans.